Michele Regenold, Writing for Kids from the Boondocks

A blog about writing for children and the quest for publication.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Vermont College MFA in Writing for Kids and Teens

I have graduated, hallelujah! Several students have told me they stumbled on to this blog and found the info useful. To make it easier for people to trace my path through this program, I put all the related links here, in chronological order.

Acceptance and anticipation (fall 2005)
It begins: Residency 1, January 2006
Semester 1, Spring 2006
Residency 2, July 2006
Semester 2, Fall 2006
Residency 3, January 2007
Semester 3, Spring 2007
Residency 4, July 2007
Semester 4, Fall 2007
Residency 5, January 2008

6 Comments:

At 11:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH! I can't wait to finish reading all this. I'm trying to decide between the New School program and Vermont (in about a week). So this is great. And congratulations on graduating!

-- margaret

 
At 3:08 PM, Blogger Michele Regenold said...

Margaret, good luck with your next steps!

 
At 11:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats on graduation! I'm an author of 20 books for kids (www.lindaoatmanhigh.com), and I'm making the leap to Vermont's MFA program with my first residency being this July. I enjoyed reading your posts. A few questions: Could you sleep well in the dorms, or were they noisy? Are meals extra, or is that included in tuition? I too have applied for financial aid, which scares the heck out of me!

Thanks for your info.

Best,
Linda Oatman High

 
At 9:19 AM, Anonymous Linda Oatman High said...

Hey, Michele! My first residency begins in 18 days, and I'm starting to think about packing. Are most lectures/classes held in air conditioning? Do students take anything dressy or business, or mostly just jeans, shorts, etc? Also, I'm a first-thing-in-the-morning-coffee-drinker. Is the cafeteria far from the dorms? Should I pack a small coffeepot? Another question: Did you take clothes hangers? How about a fan?

Thanks SO MUCH!!

Best,
Linda Oatman High
www.lindaoatmanhigh.com

 
At 10:58 AM, Blogger Michele Regenold said...

Responses to Linda's questions
1. Are most lectures/classes held in air conditioning?
Yes, the 2 main rooms where lectures are held have noisy window air conditioners, which are often turned off during lectures so everyone can hear. Smaller rooms where some workshops are held can get toasty.

2. Do students take anything dressy or business, or mostly just jeans, shorts, etc?
It's good to have one slightly dressier outfit for attending the graduation ceremony and for going out for dinner now and then. Otherwise it's very casual dress.

3. Also, I'm a first-thing-in-the-morning-coffee-drinker. Is the cafeteria far from the dorms? Should I pack a small coffeepot?
Assuming you're staying in Dewey Hall, the cafeteria is in the same building, but coffee isn't available until they open for breakfast. So you might want to bring your own coffeepot.

4. Another question: Did you take clothes hangers?
No, there were always enough for my purposes in the room, but you can probably ask for more if needed.

5. How about a fan?
Highly recommended if for no other reason than white noise. Dorms don't have AC. You can always buy one when you get there. Someone with a car will make a run to Wal-Mart.

 
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